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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Tibetan poppy

Lady Catherine Henderson died aged 95 in July 2015. She possessed an indomitable spirit and a great passion for Hensol, a large granite mansion by the Black Water of Dee. A plantswoman of some note, she discovered this cultivar in the grounds. 

Keen gardeners will be familiar with the blue poppy but this variety is even more unusual. Bright violet-purple, almost shimmering flowers, with the merest hint of red that make a stunning addition to shady borders and woodland areas. Meconopsis can be difficult, fussy plants. They need nutrient rich, moist soils which are not waterlogged, preferably top dressed with a layer of bark but if you can meet these exacting standards required your neighbours will be green with envy. 

For real enthusiasts we'd recommend http://www.meconopsis.org as the font of all knowledge.

£ 8.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Papaveraceae

Hardy perennial

H5

90cm 

45cm 

Dark green 

Purple 

Moist, acid, neutral 

Partial shade, very sheltered

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